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Step 3: Choose components, features and instance types

Install SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services with detailed help from this step-by-step guide and avoid any potential hassles. Contributor Jeremy Kadlec includes the current service pack for the complete installation of this feature.

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8 Components to Install – Select the 'Reporting Services' check box.

Press the 'Advanced' button on the bottom right of the screen to proceed to the next step.

9 Feature Selection – Validate that all of the Reporting Services options are selected.

If the options are not selected, which is indicated by a red X, then right click on the feature and select the installation of the option. Press the 'Next' button to proceed.

10 Installed Instances – If applicable, existing instances will be listed with the application, version, edition and language.

Press the 'OK' button to proceed.

11 Instance Name – Select the instance type. The default instance is just the server name i.e. Server1.The named instance is 1 of many instances that can be installed on the machine in the form of the server name and instance name, i.e. Server1RptSvcs.

*** NOTE *** -- Only a single default instance can be created for Reporting Services, but numerous named instances can be created.

Press the 'Next' button to proceed.


Installing SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services without a glitch

 Home: Introduction
 Step 1: Determine prerequisites
 Step 2: System configuration and registration
 Step 3: Choose components, features and instance types
 Step 4: Final points before installation is complete
 Step 5: Begin service pack installation
 Step 6: Check installations and log file


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:   
Jeremy Kadlec
About the author: Jeremy Kadlec is the Principal Database Engineer at Edgewood Solutions, a technology services company delivering professional services and product solutions for Microsoft SQL Server. He has authored numerous articles and delivers frequent presentations at regional SQL Server Users Groups and nationally at SQL PASS. He is the author of the Rational Guide to IT Project Management. Jeremy is also the SearchSQLServer.com Performance Tuning expert. Ask him a question here.
Copyright 2006 TechTarget
This was last published in October 2006

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